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20th April 2011, 01:01 PM |#11  
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Is it possible for someone to post picture of area that needs to be pushed! Thanks!!!
 
 
20th April 2011, 01:02 PM |#12  
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Getting a lock as soon as I start GPS Test! No more jumping around in Google Maps either! This is THE best fix for the SGS yet! Finally I'll be able to use my phone as my primary GPS navigator!

same here too, wtf if i knew that before ... i would not have so many gray hairs
thanks for sharing

p.s.: connection stays good without any further pressure here, put the cover on again, gps still great
20th April 2011, 01:03 PM |#13  
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I can't believe this all these months, kernels modem and all kind of fixes and the solution is a duct tape, wow!

Thanks works for me!
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20th April 2011, 01:08 PM |#14  
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Is it possible for someone to post picture of area that needs to be pushed! Thanks!!!

You should see an elongated rectangle shape on the rightmost part of your phone after removing the back cover(just to the right of your speaker and sim card) - just apply some pressure on the top part(for me it takes a fair bit for it to work) and voila you're done. I'll try to post pics soon!




Second pic taken while indoors on a cloudy day!
20th April 2011, 01:20 PM |#15  
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I can't believe this all these months, kernels modem and all kind of fixes and the solution is a duck tape, wow!

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Not Duck. Duct, like air duct ; )
20th April 2011, 01:28 PM |#16  
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You should see an elongated rectangle shape on the rightmost part of your phone after removing the back cover(just to the right of your speaker and sim card) - just apply some pressure on the top part(for me it takes a fair bit for it to work) and voila you're done. I'll try to post pics soon!

That would be most appriciated. I'am visual person!
20th April 2011, 01:34 PM |#17  
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This actually works!!! I bought the galaxy s back in july and the last few months I have been unable to get a gps fix no matter what I tried! After reading this thread I went outside and pushed the top of the antenna. In a few seconds i got 5 meter accuracy and 8 satellites in use! Now I have to find a way to keep the antenna pressed! Thanks a million for the tip!
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20th April 2011, 01:39 PM |#18  
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Samsung should buy you more than one beer!

How much money did they spent to fix that issue?

Thanks man!
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20th April 2011, 01:42 PM |#19  
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This must be the sweet spot?

Edit: ops, to late ; )

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20th April 2011, 01:47 PM |#20  
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Well guys, I would like to try it, but my display seems to stop working as I remove the back cover?! Anyone has same issue? What could be wrong?
With backplate cover on, everything works just fine, but without....black screen. Although that phone seems to be responding
20th April 2011, 01:47 PM |#21  
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Thumbs up OMG This bloody works!!!
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After flashing every modem, fw and kernal version I had completely given up on my galaxy s GPS. It had to be a hardware fault.

It's also probably more useful for pre-October models which had this fault.

I do not take credit for finding out the fix. Credit for that goes to member 'allottios' for bringing it to my attention on another forum topic.

The fix is simple. Remove the back cover and to the right of the speaker is the GPS antenna. It is covered in what looks like some sort of soft plastic tape.

Now open a GPS test app and then apply pressure to the very top of the antenna with your finger. NOT the middle or bottom - that makes it worse.

If, like me your GPS shows instant improvement then you have just worked out your problem.


HOLY 5H1T!!!! OMG This bloody works!!! You (& 'allottios') are my new heros!!

I've found my accuaracy reacts better when the top of the sensor is pushed sideways into the phone i.e. as if you're pressing the volume button up.

Before - sat inside GPS on, 3 sats in view NO lock.
After - sat inside GPS on, 7 sats in view 7 LOCKED ON

I have international sim free pre-October model too

I'm speechless & off to spread to the word.......

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